Hello Members of the Nonprofit and Foundations Topical Interest Group (fondly known as NPFTIG)!
leadership team has been brainstorming ways to improve your experience
with the TIG, and we know that better communication is at the top of the
list. To that end, moving forward, we are hoping to send out three
newsletters a year-one pre-conference (early fall), one before proposals
are due (late winter), and one in the summer.
you are going to be in Denver for Eval 14, please join us at the TIG
business meeting and first-ever networking event! More information about
both is below.
information for the TIG leadership is also below-please reach out to us
if you have any questions, concerns or feedback as we work to improve
Aimee White & Laura Beals (business co-chairs)
Claire Sterling & Marcus Martin (program co-chairs)
Dean Nelson (webmaster)
NPFTIG Week on AEA365
At the end of September the NPFTIG is sponsoring a week on AEA365!
Look out for fabulous posts by TIG members Gretchen Shanks from the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, consultant Patti Patrizi, Kamilah
Henderson from the Skillman Foundation, Trina Willard of the Knowledge
Advisory Group, Patrick Germain from Project Renewal, and Claire
Sterling from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals (ASPCA). Many thanks to Kamilah and Trina for serving as our
Evaluation 2014: Denver, CO
NPFTIG Sponsored Sessions
We have sponsored 30 sessions at this year's conference! To see the complete listing, visit the online conference program and under the "Track" drop-down, select "Nonprofits and Foundations."
are happy to be co-sponsoring a Presidential Strand panel session:
"Creating Equitable and Sustainable Communities: A Systems &
Collective Approach to Evaluating Place-Based Initiatives" on Friday
October 17 from 4:30-5:15pm in Centennial C. Panelists include Hallie
Preskill (FSG), Efrain Gutierrez (FSG), Kelly Hannum (Green Valley
Consulting, LLC), and Claire Reinelt (Leadership Learning Community). Visit the online conference program for additional information about this exciting session!
business meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 16 from 3:00-4:30pm
in room 702 (please check the schedule when you get there, though, as
things may change). Can we get a "woot-woot" for it not being in the wee
hours of the morning as it has been in the past?! At the meeting we
will be presenting membership data, discussing strategy, sharing
opportunities for involvement in TIG leadership, and allowing time for
Most importantly, though, we are excited to have a panel discussion featuring some of the authors of the 2nd Edition of Empowerment Evaluation
by David M. Fetterman and Shakeh J. Kaftarian of Fetterman &
Associates and Abraham Wandersman of the University of South Carolina.
This book presents insights by notable evaluators from academia,
government, nonprofits, and foundations on how empowerment evaluation
has evolved and been implemented since the previous edition's
publication in 1996. Drs. Fetterman and Wandersman represent the
Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation TIG, a group we
continue to support and partner with often. For more information about
the CP&E TIG, read its most recent newsletter.
will have light refreshments for you to enjoy! We look forward to
seeing you at the business meeting, and for those who aren't able to
attend Eval 14 this year, we will be sure to share the materials after
year we are happy to announce that we have organized a networking
event! On Thursday evening (October 16), we have made reservations for
7:30pm at several restaurants near the conference center. Each
restaurant will have a different "affinity topic" assigned to it so that
you can meet with other nonprofit and foundation folks interested in
similar issues! This is intended to be a fun, informal evening! Please
do note that each individual will be responsible for the cost of his/her
To reserve a slot at a restaurant, please visit our Eventbrite page.
While the "tickets" are free, only a limited number (15) are available
for each restaurant, so please sign up early! We will be closing
registration after the business meeting at 5pm. If you have any
questions about the networking event, please contact Laura Beals at email@example.com.
A conference service project that that will benefit the homeless families and individuals served byThe Samaritan House Homeless Shelteris
being scheduled for Eval 14. TIG members are asked to donate unused
toiletries from their hotel for the drive. TIG support for this project
includes: Social Network Analysis, Nonprofits and Foundations, Health,
Social Work and Human Services.More information about this great project
will be available at the conference.
UPCOMING NPFTIG Leadership openings
January, we will have openings for two leadership positions in the TIG:
Marcus Martin will be ending his term as program co-chair (TIG program
co-chairs support the conference submission and review process) and
Aimee White, business co-chair, has been elected to the AEA Board
(congratulations, Aimee!). Many thanks to Aimee and Marcus for their
years of service to our TIG! After the conference we will be sending out
a call for nominations and the election will occur in mid-December. If
you are interested in running for a TIG leadership position, please be
on the lookout for that nomination announcement (self-nominations are
welcome!) and do let us know if you have any questions!
The npftig Website
In case you were not aware, the NPFTIG does have a website: http://comm.eval.org/nonprofits/Home/. We are working on improvements so bear with us!
NPFTIG Leadership Contact Information
We welcome questions and comments; our contact information is below:
Laura Beals: firstname.lastname@example.org | @laurabeals
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Aimee White: firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Sterling: email@example.com
Marcus Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Nelson: email@example.com